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Date: 14th century
urgent or earnest solicitation
<am writing to you at the
of my client>
an impelling cause or motive
an individual illustrative of a category or brought forward in support or disproof of a generalization
and prosecution of a lawsuit
a step, stage, or situation viewed as part of a process or series of events <prefers, in this
, to remain anonymous --
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as an instance or example <older people, like my grandmother,
mean something that exhibits distinguishing characteristics in its category.
applies to any individual person, act, or thing that may be offered to illustrate or explain <an
of history repeating itself>.
is used to direct attention to a real or assumed occurrence or situation that is to be considered, studied, or dealt with <a
of mistaken identity>.
applies to an instance offered as a means of clarifying or illuminating a general statement <a telling
of Murphy's Law>.
applies to a typical, representative, or illustrative instance or case <a typical
of bureaucratic waste>.
implies a part or unit taken at random from a larger whole and so presumed to be typical of its qualities <show us a
of your work>.
applies to any example or sample whether representative or merely existent and available <one of the finest
of the jeweler's art>.
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